Girl Scout Cookies Fund Planned Parenthood-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email that alleges that the proceeds from cookies sold by Girl Scouts goes to fund Planned Parenthood and calls for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies.

The Truth:

We confirmed that the email accusing the Girl Scouts of being linked to Planned Parenthood was authored by the American Family Association (AFA), and it was sent to their subscribers on January 28, 2014.  However, the Girl Scout USA denies any relationship or partnership with Planned Parenthood, according to their website.

Posted 01/29/14

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A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Be informed: What Girl Scouts USA does with their cookie ‘dough’

As Girl Scouts USA begins its annual cookie sale, I am asking you to consider what the organization supports with all that dough.
Christy Volanski is the mother of two former Girl Scouts who created the website Speak Now Girl Scouts to expose the link between the group and the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Recently, Christy wrote a very telling article for LifeNews, What Every Pro-Lifer Needs to Know About The Girl Scouts’ Link to Planned Parenthood.
As Christy clearly outlines in her article, “GSUSA will try to assure you that all the proceeds from cookie sales stay local to benefit girls in their community.” What they fail to mention is that GSUSA makes millions of dollars each year through licensing fees paid by the baker. It’s money like this that goes to promote the Girl Scout’s partnership with Planned Parenthood.
Just this month, the Girl Scouts came under fire for tweeting a link to a news story and video that praises pro-abortion Texas state senator Wendy Davis (D-Texas.)
It’s hard to say no to those little girls in the green and brown sashes, but buying Girl Scout cookies serves only to further facilitate a very liberal pro-abortion agenda.
When they knock on your door, just say, “No, thank you.” No explanation is needed.


Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association